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Will big US pharma swamp big Canadian pot growers?

As we wrote in an INK Research subscriber post on February 12th, the widespread belief that the cannabis industry is a disruptive force in the medical and consumer markets may well be in the process of playing out right now. The stakes are clearly high, especially if John Rubino from is right.

 Rubino: the pot legalization tide has turned in the United States.

He is firmly in the camp with those who think legalization is not that far off in the United States:

Copper pointing to brighter days for the oil patch

In our market report this morning, we suggested that a correlation had emerged between copper and the price of crude with copper being the leader. That observation is courtesy of Ross Clark from who explained what he is seeing in his latest weekly update on This Week in Money.

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The ears of oil patch investors should perk up when they hear his findings:

INK Canadian Insider Index holds steady, eyes rising copper

Thank you for joining us in a weekly technical look at the mid-cap oriented INK Canadian Insider (CIN) Index. Last week, was a fairly quiet week for the Index. It did try to break through the 1127-1130 level but was turned back three times before closing down a nominal 2.5 points at 1118.27.

Madness: Central banks believing they can manage the economy

In his latest Howe Street broadcast, Bob Hoye from takes aim at the assumption that the Bank of Canada can control the economy and explains why gold miners and explorers can thrive during a post-bubble contraction.

Myth the Bank of Canada can manage the economy (pic source D. Neuman)

Hoye takes aim at the idea that the central bank keep the economy on track by setting interest rates. In particular, he points out to history that debunks the myth that central banking can prevent economic setbacks.

Former Barrick Gold CEO scores with agriculture and bank bets

Former Barrick Gold (Mostly Sunny; ABX) CEO and current Nutrien (Mostly Sunny; NTR) director Aaron Regent made a half million dollar bet on Nutrien stock December 27th. That investment is already up almost 10% in just 6 weeks.

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Ahead of earnings, Bombardier says a senior executive is quitting

A week before Bombardier (No outlook; BBD.B) is scheduled to release its Q4 earnings report on February 14th, the taxpayer supported aerospace, rail & defense firm announced today that it is losing one of its key executives. According to a company press release, Bombardier Transportation President Laurent Troger has informed the company of his intention to resign and pursue opportunities outside the company.

Shorts still taking aim at Badger Daylighting

According to the January 31st IIROC short-selling report published Tuesday, the short-selling position at Badger Daylighting (Sunny; BAD) stands at 1.94% of the company's float (estimated shares outstanding available for trading), up 0.014% from where it was in the January 15th report. Short-sellers may have their work cut out for them, however, as insider commitment at the firm remains strong. On that front, insiders have spent a net $1,886,058 picking up shares in the public market over the past 90 days. That amount does not include share repurchases which also took place to the tune of $37.1 million worth of Badger shares during the period.

Delays and trade wars impacting Midas Gold

In his latest Discovery Watch interview, John Kaiser from Kaiser Research Online reviews new developments at the NioBay Metals (NBY) James Bay Niobium Project and assesses the proposed Sun Metals (SUNM) takeover of Lorraine Copper (LLC). He kicks off the interview looking at the negative and potentially positive implications of the Trump trade war on Midas Gold's (MAX) Stibnite Gold Project in Idaho.

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INK Canadian Insider Index rallies 1.9% to new 5-week high

Thank you for joining us in a weekly technical look at the mid-cap oriented INK Canadian Insider (CIN) Index. Last week, the INK Canadian Insider Index began with some heaviness, slipping to the low 1070s where it held above its middle Bollinger band. From there, the INK CIN bounded straight up and through 1100 resistance and came to rest at 1120.75 for a gain of 23.3 points or 1.9%, The Index has now rallied 13.5% from its late December lows.

Bull market in common sense likely to emerge in the post-bubble world

In his latest interview with Jim Goddard, Bob Hoye from explains how the end of a powerful move in commodities ends up in a bust. That sets up a subsequent mania in financial assets which also does not end well. 

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As is custom in his broadcasts, Hoye puts today's financial world in riveting and sometimes eerie historical perspective.


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